5 Minutes for Fitness: Bath time fitness

by Lisa

Now that my kids are old enough to take a bath together, I take full advantage of the opportunity for five minutes of fitness. While they play, splash, and squeal, I stand nearby and seize the moment to do five basic exercises.

Here are my favorites:

1. Squats: either on the wall or stand alone. I tell my kids that mommy has a pretend chair and she is practicing sitting in it. Great for your glutes (backside) and legs.

2. Push-ups: I do at least 15 of these, encouraging my oldest to count along with me. (I do my best not to notice the dirty floor.)

3. Bicep curls: I bring a pair of dumbbells into the bathroom and do 3 sets of 15 curls.

4. Tricep dips: I do at least 20 of these off the edge of the bathtub.

5. V-sit: this is a fantastic exercise for your abs and core. Ten to twenty of these and don’t forget to breathe.

That is it, you are done! Your kids are clean and you are a little more fit!


This column is hosted by Lisa. She can be found doing squats and lunges over at Workout Mommy.



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1 Organizing Mommy October 9, 2008 at 12:52 pm

Do you always wear workout clothes?? Sometimes I just want to wear “normal” clothes.

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2 Bertie October 9, 2008 at 1:32 pm

That is such a great idea! I love it!! Thanks for sharing:)

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3 Lisa October 9, 2008 at 1:47 pm

organizing mommy: yes, I do find that I’m always wearing workout clothes! I have found some great pieces from Jockey that look like “normal” clothes, but are actually workout wear. Email me if you’d like more details.

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4 marina October 9, 2008 at 6:55 pm

I try to do a bit of this daily, it gets out the access energy and makes you feel great!!!

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5 willowsprite October 10, 2008 at 1:35 pm

You go, girl! You’re a model we should all live by. :)

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